Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: An Anthology

Paperback | July 10, 2015

byJonathan Anomaly, Geoffrey Brennan, Munger, Michael C.

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The only book on the market to include classical and contemporary readings from key authors in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), this unique anthology provides a comprehensive overview of the central topics in this rapidly expanding field. Each chapter opens with an introduction thathelps students understand the central arguments and key concepts in the readings. The selections encourage students to think about the extent to which the three disciplines offer complementary or contradictory ways of approaching the relevant issues. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: An Anthologyis ideal for undergraduate PPE programs and courses in political philosophy and political economy.

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The only book on the market to include classical and contemporary readings from key authors in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), this unique anthology provides a comprehensive overview of the central topics in this rapidly expanding field. Each chapter opens with an introduction thathelps students understand the central argume...

Jonathan Anomaly is Lecturer in the Duke-UNC program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. Geoffrey Brennan is Research Professor of Political Science at Duke University, Professor of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill, and Professor of Economics at the Australian National University. He is the coauthor of Explaining Norms (OUP, 2013) and...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.21 × 7.52 × 0.98 inPublished:July 10, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction1. Political AuthorityPlato, CritoThomas Hobbes, LeviathanJohn Locke, Popular Basis of Political AuthorityDavid Hume, Of the Original ContractJean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract2. Rational ChoiceGary Becker, The Economic Way of Looking at BehaviorDavid Schmidtz, Reasons for AltruismDavid Gauthier, Rationality: Maximization ConstrainedGregory Kavka, The Toxin Puzzle3. Game TheorySimon Blackburn, Game Theory and Rational ChoiceThomas Schelling, Dynamic Models of SegregationGerry Mackie, Ending Foot Binding and Infibulation: A Convention AccountGeoffrey Brennan and Gordon Tullock, An Economic Theory of Military Tactics: Methodological Individualism at War4. PropertyJohn Locke, Of PropertyDavid Hume, Of Justice and PropertyKarl Marx, Capital, "Primitive Accumulation"Thomas Paine, Agrarian JusticeDavid Schmidtz, The Institution of Property5. MarketsMarket AdvantagesAdam Smith, Wealth of Nations, "Of the Division of Labor"Friedrich Hayek, The Use of Knowledge in SocietyLeonard Read, I, PencilMarket FairnessSt. Thomas Aquinas, Sins Committed in Buying and SellingJohn Locke, What is a Fair Price?Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, "Of the Expences of the Sovereign"Market FailuresTyler Cowen, Public GoodsJonathan Anomaly, Public Goods and Government ActionDavid Friedman, Market Failures6. Collective ActionMancur Olson, The Logic of Collective ActionJean Hampton, Free Rider Problems in the Production of Collective GoodsElinor Ostrom, Collective Action and the Evolution of Social NormsSamuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, The Evolutionary Basis of Collective Action7. JusticeJohn Stuart Mill, UtilitarianismJohn Rawls, A Theory of JusticeRobert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and UtopiaGerald Cohen, Robert Nozick and Wilt Chamberlain: How Patterns Preserve Liberty8. EqualityHarry Frankfurt, Equality as a Moral IdealRichard Arneson, Equality and Equal Opportunity for WelfareAmartya Sen, Equality of What?Robert Nozick, Equality of OpportunityKurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron9. Cost-Benefit AnalysisSteven Kelman, An Ethical Critique of Cost-Benefit AnalysisElizabeth Anderson, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Safety, and Environmental QualityDavid Schmidtz, A Place for Cost-Benefit Analysis10. Public ChoiceJames Buchanan, Public Choice: Politics without RomanceAnthony Downs, An Economic Theory of Political Action in a DemocracyMichael Munger, Rent-Seek and You Will FindJames Buchanan, How Can Constitutions Be Designed So That Politicians Who Seek to Serve "Public Interest" Can Survive and Prosper?Michael Huemer, Why People Are Irrational about Politics11. Reasons to VoteGeoffrey Brennan and Loren Lomasky, Is There a Duty to Vote?Jason Brennan, Polluting the Polls: When Citizens Should Not VoteGeoffrey Brennan and Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Voting and Causal Responsibility12. Liberty and PaternalismJohn Stuart Mill, On LibertyGerald Dworkin, PaternalismRichard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, Libertarian Paternalism Is Not an Oxymoron13. Markets on the MarginSexMartha Nussbaum, Whether from Reason or Prejudice: Taking Money for Bodily ServicesDavid Friedman, Marriage, Sex and BabiesDrugsMichael Huemer, America's Unjust Drug WarPeter de Marneffe, Against the Legalization of DrugsJeffrey Miron, The Economics of Drug Prohibition and Drug LegalizationOrgansArthur Caplan, Organ TransplantationGerald Dworkin, Markets and Morals: The Case for Organ SalesSweatshopsBenjamin Powell and Matt Zwolinski, The Ethical and Economic Case Against Sweatshop Labor: A Critical AssessmentMathew Coakley and Michael Kates, The Ethical and Economic Case for Sweatshop RegulationPrice GougingMichael Munger, They Clapped: Can Price Gouging Laws Prohibit Scarcity?Jeremy Snyder, What's the Matter with Price Gouging?Matt Zwolinski, Price Gouging, Non-Worseness, and Distributive Justice

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"Not simply an excellent Philosophy, Politics, and Economics reader, this anthology would also be the only one suitable for a gateway PPE course. For someone who doesn't want to design his or her syllabus from scratch, this reader offers a fantastic ready-made one." --Elizabeth Anderson, University of Michigan